July 28, 2012

Message from CAT SAYINGS author Bradford Wheler










Bradford Wheler
Bradford Wheler updated his status: "CAT SAYINGS: wit & wisdom from the whiskered ones publishes on Sept 1st. My website is being revised. Google changed their payment system and now ask people to open a google account if they don't have one before they can buy a book. We should have this fixed within a week. I want it to be simple and safe for people to buy autographed copies of all my books on my website. All the books can also be purchased onAmazon.com, Barnes&Nobles.com or ordered in any book store in the US, UK, and Canada. The store should have the book for you in 24-48 hrs. In the Cazenovia and Syracuse area Isabella, the Brae Lock Inn, Cazenovia College Bookstore and Skaneateles Jewelry have books in stock. Thank you for the interest. Brad"

July 27, 2012

Fluffy Puppies Mosaics featured in the book "CAT SAYINGS"

Well the Cat's out of the bag literally!  A world known author of quotations and short stories contacted me last winter and asked if he could use some of my Mosaic animals (photos of course) in his book he was writing titled; "Cat Sayings" and of course I said yes with excitement.


Today I am officially in the book and on the website and in the news.  My phone hasn't stopped ringing.  My mosaic cats, dogs and all others are a hit and people are putting in their orders.


You can buy the book at Book Collaborative or on Amazon in the Fall of 2012 when the book Cat Sayings is released for sale.


Here is a photo of a page on the author Bradford Wheler's website.


New Book Dedicated to the Cat Lovers will be Released Featuring Cat Art from Around the Globe “CAT SAYINGS: wit & wisdom from man’s best friend” is a collection of cat art and text that is dedicated to celebrating cats in all of their glory This cat art book showcases artwork and the funniest, most insightful, and most heart-warming quotations about cats. This collaborative publication has two goals in mind: first, to honor and highlight man’s best friend though text and artwork, and secondly, to showcase talents of new and emerging artists. In Fall  2011, both professional and nonprofessional, were invited to submit their work to be a part of this cat book. The end result includes 50 artists from countries including the US, UK, Canada, Scotland, Australia, Germany, Russia and Switzerland. CAT SAYINGS features a variety of artistic styles including cat photography, illustrations, and paintings. If you love cats you will love this book. If you love art you will love this book. It will make a perfect gift.


July 21, 2012

Thank you for your prayers during this tough time for our family ~



Greetings to all,

As you all know, my dad is dying from cancer that has spread throughout his body.  He is 94 years young and has lived a wonderful happy  life.  I have been taking care of him for the past few months and spending quality time with him before he is greeted at Heaven's gates by my mom and baby girl Murphy.



 I am overwhelmed by all of your IM's and emails.  Your kindness, your friendship means so much to me.  I never knew just how many of you cared...I am truly blessed as you are helping me get through the sad and tough road ahead for me.  You are all truly Angels.

I send everyone my love!
Hugs & Love,
Fluffy Puppies
I am surrounded by Angels everywhere I go!




I hand painted the Angels on our Angel Water Fountain




July 13, 2012

19th & 20th Century Original Framed Prints/Paintings For Sale


Update:  September 20th, 2016, these have all been sent to Christies Auction House in San Francisco for upcoming auction in 2017.  I am leaving these on the page for references.

Original Framed Print Signed J A Olson Co. Phlox & Larkspur Floral Print 1900 Circa.  J A Olson, a wholly owned subsidiary of Stamatakis, is engaged in the manufacture of wooden picture and mirror frames, molding in lengths, and cornices. Its only manufacturing plant and storage facility is located in Winona, Mississippi.  Original glass on print. Measures 18” height and 22” width.
Original Framed Landscape Oil Painting 38" x 32" Signed Marguerite Collins 1945
Original Framed Landscape Oil Painting 38" x 32" Signed Marguerite Collins 1945
Signed Marguerite Collins on original framed oil painting above.

THE BLUEBIRD MORNING CALL Signed by Adelaide Hiebel
This is an ORIGINAL EARLY 1900's Lithograph of a LITTLE GIRL WATCHING A BLUEBIRD, In a VINTAGE ORNATE WOOD FRAME. This ADORABLE, COLLECTIBLE Print is in EXCELLENT CONDITION! The Coloring is BOLD! There are no stains or tears. The print is titled: "THE BLUEBIRD'S MORNING CALL" At the bottom center. It is SIGNED: "ADELAIDE HIEBEL" (Born 1886-1968) In the lower right corner. The Vintage Wood Frame is also in EXCELLENT CONDITION. There is no loss of the EXTENSIVE Ornate Decoration. There is only one very light surface crack in the lower right corner. The ORIGINAL AVY GLASS, wire hanger and replaced cardboard backing are included.

Photo of Signed print I have above
Gorgeous Antique Victorian Chromolithograph Print a Music Parlor Scene by Mariano ALONZO PÉREZ (Spain (1857-1930) in Antique Wood & Gesso Frame 23” Height and 27 ½ Width. This is not a modern reprint of the lithograph.
Photo of signed print I have above
Marguerite Stuber Pearson (1898-1978) “The Letter” 
Measures 30“ Height 20” Wide. On the back of the framed print it reads Publication of Edward Gross Company Incorporated 118 East 16th Street New York Titled The Letter by Pearson.
Photo of Signed print I have above
"Moment Musicale" Signed by Marguerite S. Pearson (1898-1978) 
It measures 28 ½” Height 33 ½” Width. On the back of the framed print it reads Publication of Edward Gross Company Incorporated 118 East 16th Street New York Titled Moment Musicale by Pearson.
Photo of Signed print I have above
"Moment Musicale" Signed by Marguerite S. Pearson (1898-1978) 
It measures 28 ½” Height 33 ½” Width. On the back of the framed print it reads Publication of Edward Gross Company Incorporated 118 East 16th Street New York Titled Moment Musicale by Pearson.
Photo of Signed print I have above
Original Framed Print or Painting of Two women with white doves and angels surrounding them.  It is signed, but I can’t read the signature.  Mint condition.  24 ½” Height 18 ½” Width
Photo of Signed print I have above
Original Framed Print or Painting of Two women with white doves and angels surrounding them.  It is signed, but I can’t read the signature.  Mint condition.  24 ½” Height 18 ½” Width
Photo of Signed print I have above
Compulsory Education By Charles Burton Barber (1845 – 1894) 
An English painter who attained great success with his paintings of children and their pets.  It measures 11” Height 10” Width 
Compulsory Education By Charles Burton Barber (1845 – 1894) 
An English painter who attained great success with his paintings of children and their pets.  It measures 11” Height 10” Width 
‘Girl with Dogs’ 1893 Charles Burton Barber (1845 – 1894) 
This is one of many child and dog paintings done by Barber towards the end of his life. These somewhat sentimental works were very popular with the dealers and were often reproduced as chromolithographs (colored lithograph prints).
  In this painting, a young girl carries two puppies in her skirts, watched anxiously by their protective mother. This image was first used as a Lever Brothers advertisement in around 1901, when it was entitled ‘The Family Wash’.  It measures 11” Height 10” Width.
‘Girl with Dogs’ 1893 Charles Burton Barber (1845 – 1894)
This is one of many child and dog paintings done by Barber towards the end of his life. These somewhat sentimental works were very popular with the dealers and were often reproduced as chromolithographs (colored lithograph prints).
  In this painting, a young girl carries two puppies in her skirts, watched anxiously by their protective mother. This image was first used as a Lever Brothers advertisement in around 1901, when it was entitled ‘The Family Wash’.  It measures 11” Height 10” Width.
Original Framed Print 18 ½” Height 12” Width Signed name covered by frame and I do not want to remove it.     
Original framed early 1900 print titled Bluebird of Happiness
The frame measures 8½” Width11 ½” Height. The second original framed print is circa 1930 Titled “Bluebird Of Happiness”.  It measures 17 ½” and 13 ½” width Signed by Zula Kenyon.  Far right bottom it reads “The Gerlach Barklow Company Joliet IL, USA.  Mint condition.  Zula Kenyon, 1873-1947, was one of the most successful artists in the history of the United States. She was born in Wisconsin and had her studio in Waterloo. During her long career, she produced over 250 fantastic calendar art prints alone for the Gerlach-Barklow Company. Her favorite medium was pastels.  The photo didn’t turn out well due to glare from the sun through the windows, but it is in mint condition and colorful.  The Gerlach Barklow Company was organized in 1907. The construction of the factory building in Joliet began and was completed that same year. The prime movers in the organization of the company were Theodore R. Gerlach, Edward J. Barklow, and K. H. Gerlach. Over the next decade, the company quickly grew into one of the largest calendar and advertising companies in America.  Completed in 1907, the red brick building at 8 Richards St. was home to Gerlach-Barklow Co., a thriving art calendar factory, for decades. At its peak in the 1950s, the business employed thousands to make calendars, greeting cards, wrapping paper and desk blotters. Respected artists working there included Zula Kenyon, Bradshaw Crandell and Adelaide Hiebel. Businesses would purchase the calendars to give away to good customers. Now, a single page from one of the Gerlach-Barklow calendars commands cash from collectors.  Zula Kenyon (1873 - 1947) was born in Deansville, Wisconsin to John and Sarah (Clark) Kenyon. "Ms. Kenyon attended the Art Institute of Chicago in the spring, 1899 term. She then took a few years off and returned for the spring, 1901 session and again for the fall, 1901 session." (From AIC response to a collector's inquiry) From approximately 1900 to 1918 Zula lived in Chicago and worked for the Gerlach-Barklow Company, and became one of their premier artists. "While handling all mediums with facility, her favorite is the dainty pastel. Not being satisfied with the materials to be found in the market, she invented materials of her own, since which she grinds her own colors and makes her own board. A peculiarity of her colors and board is that they give her pastel work the strength and brilliancy of oil." (From "Alone" art supplement to the GRIT) Most of Kenyon's subjects were painted before the 1920s and her various themes were: portraits of women, children, a bluebird series, Indian maidens, animals, landscapes and historical subjects. In the early days of printing, after Zula painted on canvas, the subject was made into a black and white print, then hand-colored by employees of the calendar company. Later the prints were in color. "Zula Kenyon was one of the most popular artists of her time and was well known for her richness of color, perfection in drawing, and beauty of composition. Her work is increasingly in demand by collectors of this genre." (From Vintage Illustration)
Beautiful 1930s era original antique pin-up print. Featuring a stunning dancing nude garden nymph by FREDRICK WILLIAM Read Born 1863. (He worked for Life Publishing Company AS AN ILLUSTRATOR) A lovely image housed in a gorgeous newer gold gesso frame, matted beautifully with gold gilt accent behind glass. Measures 15" Width and 20” Height.

NUDE NYMPH BY THE SEA
1930s original antique pin-up art print on textured stock paper, a fantastic art deco piece featuring an ocean side nude sea nymph enjoying the soft breeze against her skin by Mabel Rollins Harris titled "Nude Nymph By The Sea" housed in a period handsome gold gesso frame behind glass. It measures a fine 11" Width and15" Height and is in near mint condition.  From the early 1920s until the end of the 1930s, Harris' exquisite pastels were among the most admired in the calendar-art business. Many of her great Art Deco pin-ups effectively expressed the magic and mystery inherent in the romantic themes that were so popular during the era.  Undoubtedly the finest female illustrator of the Art Deco era, Harris had her pin-up nudes and glamour art reproduced and published on millions of calendars.
Photo of Signed print I have above
ORIGINAL 1911 Lithograph of TWO LITTLE GIRLS AND A LITTLE BOY FEEDING DAISES TO TWO BABY COWS, In an ANTIQUE WOOD FRAME WITH CORNER CROSS BARS AND PORCELAIN BUTTONS. This RARE ADORABLE Print is in EXCELLENT CONDITION! Other than severe age toning on the back of the print, there is no damage. The print it titled: "FIELD DAISIES” At the bottom centered. It is numbered #6028 in the lower left corner. The Date and Copyright information is printed in the lower right corner. The Antique Wood Frame is also in EXCELLENT CONDITION! Each corner has cross bars held by antique porcelain button nails. The ORIGINAL WAVY GLASS, wire hanger and replaced cardboard backing are included. The frame measures 23” Height x 27” Width.
Photo of Signed print I have above
Antique framed and glassed Victorian lithograph.  The bottom reads: "You did it."  If you look closely under the glass you can see some wrinkle marks, and some pink and white scratch marks on the right side of the little girl.  The frame is wood, and gold painted or gilded.  There are a few white paint spots on it.  It measures 21 ½ " Width and 17 ½ " Height.  It truly is a sweet antique piece, even in spite of its flaws!
Photo of Signed Print above
LITTLE VICTORIAN GIRLS HAVING A TEA PARTY
ADORABLE ORIGINAL1900 Advertising Calendar Print Of LITTLE VICTORIAN GIRLS HAVING A TEA PARTY, In a VINTAGE WOOD FRAME WITH ORNATE METAL CORNERS. This Adorable Print has maintained its SHARP, BRIGHT Colors! There are no stains or tears. There are some light crazing lines on the print, noticeable upon very close inspection and are magnified in the photographs above. This is not noticeable when the print is hung. It is on the old stiff calendar paper. There is advertising on the back of the print for "The Metropolitan Life Insurance Company" The calendar section is gone. The date is at the top of the print. The Vintage Wood Frame is solid. The borders are nicely chip carved. The Vintage Ornate Metal Corners have some minor oxidation, but remain in tact. The frame still displays VERY WELL. The glass, wire hanger and replaced cardboard backing are included. The frame measures 12” Height x 15” Width. The print alone measures approx. 10 3/4 x 13 3/4 inches.
Rover and His Friends
ORIGINAL EARLY 1900's Lithograph of TWO LITTLE GIRLS AND A NEWFOUNDLAND PUPPY, In a VINTAGE WOOD FRAME WITH ORNATE CORNERS. This ADORABLE Print is in EXCELLENT CONDITION! Other than some age toning on the back of the print, there is no damage. The print it titled: "ROVER AND HIS FRIENDS" At the bottom centered. It is numbered #707. The Vintage Wood Frame is also in EXCELLENT CONDITION! The LARGE VINTAGE ORNATE Metal Corner Pieces are all in tact. The ORIGINAL WAVY GLASS, wire hanger and replaced cardboard backing are included. The frame measures 14 ½” Height 18 ½” Width. ROVER AND HIS FRIENDS, Late 1800's VICTORIAN CHROMOLITHOGRAPH OF LANDSEER NEWFOUNDLAND AND CHILDREN.
Photo of Signed print I have above
R ATKINSON FOX (1860-1935) 
Original framed print 17 ½” Height and 13 ½” Width.
Photo of Signed print I have above
Henri G Reynard aka Robert Atkinson Fox, "Love's Echo"
1920s Beautiful painting of two individuals praying in lovely peaceful scenery. This original framework measures 19 ½ ” W by 11 ½”. Height.
Photo of Signed print I have above
Nightingales
ORIGINAL 1906 Lithograph
of TWO VICTORIAN LADIES ON A FLOWERING TERRACE; In a VINTAGE WOOD FRAME WITH ORNATE CORNERS. This GORGEOUS Print is in EXCELLENT CONDITION! There are no stains or tears. There is age toning on the back of the print only. It appears to be Hand Colored. Very SHARP and BOLD Colors! The print is titled: "NIGHTINGALES" At the bottom center. The date and copyright information is printed in the lower right corner. The Vintage Wood Frame is also in VERY GOOD CONDITION! Each Corner holds a Large Ornate Metal Decorative Piece, all in tact. There are a few minor nicks from age along the border of the print, not at all severe or easily noticeable when the frame is hung. This piece displays BEAUTIFULLY! The glass, wire hanger and replaced cardboard backing are included. The frame measures 15 ½” x 20 ½”.
Original Framed Print Signed J A Olson Co. Phlox & Larkspur Floral Print 1900 Circa.
  J A
Olson, a wholly owned subsidiary of Stamatakis, is engaged in the manufacture of wooden picture and mirror frames, molding in lengths, and cornices. Its only manufacturing plant and storage facility is located in Winona, Mississippi.
Original Framed Print Signed Tappan?
I can’t read the signature.  The colors of these flowers are outstanding; the frame has a few paint chips missing due to age.  It measures 11” Height and 14 ½” Width.
Photo of Signed print I have above
On the back of this framed print it’s hard to read the title signed by Renee B. Groch, but there is a hand written number of G1150.  Three Original Framed Prints of women, which are all signed, and on the back of each framed print are numbers with titles by the artist Renee B. Groch.  Each framed print measures 15 ½” Height and 12 ½” Width.
On the back of this framed print it reads: Girl at a Café Table by Renee B. Groch Numbered G1150.
  Three Original Framed Prints of women, which are all signed, and on the back of each framed print are numbers with titles by the artist Renee B. Groch.  Each framed print measures 15 ½” Height and 12 ½” Width. 
   
Girl On A Park Bench Signed Renee B. Groch
Three Original Framed Prints of women, which are all signed, and on the back of each framed print are numbers with titles by the artist Renee B. Groch.  Each framed print measures 15 ½” Height and 12 ½” Width.
    
Photo of Signed print I have above
Photo of Signed print I have above
The Gray Fox Signed by Bradley Schmehl
ustom Framed Print on Canvas of General Lee with Certificate of Authenticity. “The Gray Fox” It measures 32 ¼” Height and 24” Width.  Signed Bradley Schmehl.  Print is number 110 out of 195.  MINT CONDITION
Photo of Signed print I have above
Photo of Signed print I have above
Mary Rose Young Handmade and hand painted pottery.  Mary Rose Young is a ceramic artist who lives and creates her pottery in the Forest of Dean in the UK. Each piece carries the individuality of the artist's own hand with her unique blend of beauty and humor. Mary Rose Young Hand Made Hand painted Tea set and 2 bowls.  One teacup was used as featured in the show of the Osborne Family, which then increased the value of Mary’s pottery.  The single teacup with saucer was bought for $1500.00.  I have the only complete set of the two teacups, teapot, creamer and sugar for sale in the world.  It is extremely rare now to find a complete set.  All are in mint condition and signed by Mary on the bottom of each piece. 
Mary Rose Young Handmade and hand painted pottery.  Mary Rose Young is a ceramic artist who lives and creates her pottery in the Forest of Dean in the UK. Each piece carries the individuality of the artist's own hand with her unique blend of beauty and humor. Mary Rose Young Hand Made Hand painted Tea set and 2 bowls.  One teacup was used as featured in the show of the Osborne Family, which then increased the value of Mary’s pottery.  The single teacup with saucer was bought for $1500.00.  I have the only complete set of the two teacups, teapot, creamer and sugar for sale in the world.  It is extremely rare now to find a complete set.  All are in mint condition and signed by Mary on the bottom of each piece.
 
Mary Rose Young Handmade and hand painted pottery.  Mary Rose Young is a ceramic artist who lives and creates her pottery in the Forest of Dean in the UK. Each piece carries the individuality of the artist's own hand with her unique blend of beauty and humor.  Mary Rose Young Hand Made Hand painted Tea set and 2 bowls.  One teacup was used as featured in the show of the Osborne Family, which then increased the value of Mary’s pottery.  The single teacup with saucer was bought for $1500.00.  I have the only complete set of the two teacups, teapot, creamer and sugar for sale in the world.  It is extremely rare now to find a complete set.  All are in mint condition and signed by Mary on the bottom of each piece.
Mary Rose Young Handmade and hand painted pottery.  Mary Rose Young is a ceramic artist who lives and creates her pottery in the Forest of Dean in the UK. Each piece carries the individuality of the artist's own hand with her unique blend of beauty and humor. Mary Rose Young Hand Made Hand painted Tea set and 2 bowls.  One teacup was used as featured in the show of the Osborne Family, which then increased the value of Mary’s pottery.  The single teacup with saucer was bought for $1500.00.  I have the only complete set of the two teacups, teapot, creamer and sugar for sale in the world.  It is extremely rare now to find a complete set.  All are in mint condition and signed by Mary on the bottom of each piece.

Mary Rose Young Handmade and hand painted pottery.  Mary Rose Young is a ceramic artist who lives and creates her pottery in the Forest of Dean in the UK. Each piece carries the individuality of the artist's own hand with her unique blend of beauty and humor. Mary Rose Young Hand Made Hand painted Tea set and 2 bowls.  One teacup was used as featured in the show of the Osborne Family, which then increased the value of Mary’s pottery.  The single teacup with saucer was bought for $1500.00.  I have the only complete set of the two teacups, teapot, creamer and sugar for sale in the world.  It is extremely rare now to find a complete set.  All are in mint condition and signed by Mary on the bottom of each piece.

Mary Rose Young Handmade and hand painted pottery.  Mary Rose Young is a ceramic artist who lives and creates her pottery in the Forest of Dean in the UK. Each piece carries the individuality of the artist's own hand with her unique blend of beauty and humor. Mary Rose Young Hand Made Hand painted Tea set and 2 bowls.  One teacup was used as featured in the show of the Osborne Family, which then increased the value of Mary’s pottery.  The single teacup with saucer was bought for $1500.00.  I have the only complete set of the two teacups, teapot, creamer and sugar for sale in the world.  It is extremely rare now to find a complete set.  All are in mint condition and signed by Mary on the bottom of each piece.